Varsity honours students for achievements


  • Metro News
  • Saturday, 21 Mar 2020

First City University College high achievers displaying their certificates after the awards ceremony.

FIRST City University College (UC) students have been awarded for their excellent academic performance and involvement in extracurricular activities.

A total of 21 awards were given out. First City UC director Tan Sri Dr Teo Chiang Liang commended the students for their ability to strike a balance between academic excellence and extracurricular activities.

Over the past 30 years, First City has shown consistent academic success, while featuring a robust extracurricular scene.

As part of campus life, students were encouraged to actively participate in various sports and recreational clubs, said Teo.

Business, Hospitality and Communication Faculty students Edmond Yap Kam-Yuan, Ryan Chin Kit Hoe, Ong Zhi Ee and Alaa Adil Ahmed Elbaz emerged co-national champions in the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Society Malaysia Ethics Challenge 2019.

Their presentation on business solutions for selected ethics and finance case studies gave them the edge over their competitors from top Malaysian universities.

They also clinched third place in the CFA Society Singapore University Ethics Challenge 2019 Regional Finals.

Two other students from the Design & Built Environment Faculty Loh Qiau Yu and Lim Hong Cheng, participated in the Asia Student Package Design Competition (ASPaC) 2019, going up against top designers in Asia.

Lim’s Malaya Tiger candy dispenser entry bagged him the Honourable Award in ASPaC while Loh took home the Japan Foundation Award with her Clayn design.

Team Vanguard Design comprising Interior Architecture and Design degree students Preston Tew Yong Siang, Yong Sing Luan, Soh Zu Xin, Phang Li Wen, Loo Pei Ling and Chang Qi Heng were asked to propose a concept for a 20-storey office building in Kuala Lumpur.

Their proposal, including amenities such as a theatre, production studio, cafe, exhibition hall, film museum and even a co-working space, impressed the judges.

They netted the US$10,000 (RM43,387) grand prize.

The university’s engineering and computing students proved their problem-solving skills at the E-Genting Bug Hunt Competition 2019 with computing student Choo Han Yang winning second prize.

It also demonstrated its commitment to achieving sports excellence as evidenced by Hoo Sai Yuen who was named best sportsman while Jacqielynn Saw emerged best sportswoman.

Despite being foundation students, both have already collected a slew of medals from a number of taekwondo invitational tournaments. Register for any programme at the university now and enjoy a special fee waiver.

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